Get It, Use It - Part 1 of 7
by Kevin Hogan
Why is that people would prefer you remain powerless?
Power, the ability to get what you choose in life, is something that scares most people.
Powerful people, are not the norm. Most people might have strength in one domain (ex. appearance of their body) but not others (personal finances, ability to generate income, ability to influence, being a good parent, being a good friend).
It is a fact that people either admire or criticize those with power, not so much because of something the person with power does but the fact that the observer cannot.
Power begins inside of you.
Then it emanates out toward others.
This week you find out what is within you and why it is that you do or do not have certain degrees of power in different domains. You'll also get some tips on increasing power and discover ways to eliminate power drains.
Power is the ability to use your thoughts and behaviors to achieve your chosen outcomes and intentions.
Today you get new ideas that you have not heard or read before, so take your time and enjoy the ride.
Your power begins with your learned ability to tap your self discipline and self control skills so you accomplish what you set out to do and manifest what you think. The ultimate measure of your power is the actual completion of that which you choose.
You will be surprised to learn that your power can be impacted positively or negatively by what or who is in your environment as you attempt to move toward the results you desire. In humans the ultimate measure of power is the completion or acquisition of that which you desire or choose.
Power overlaps Influence and Emotional Intelligence but the three are not identical.
The powerful person, she who self regulates effectively, knows her intention and outcomes. Then she uses her thoughts and behaviors to manifest those intentions and goals.
Power is not something you can use to command others to do your bidding. Power as we discuss it today is the engine, the CPU, the energy you have to do what you choose instead of the default behaviors that would occur among the vast majority of others in the same situation.
There are a few ways to measure power. One first measure is Self Regulation Units.
Self Regulation Units are your Units of Power that you have to tap in the course of the day. So long as you have these units you will do what you choose over what your body directs you to do. (You choose the low calorie drink over the high calorie drink.)
I have shown you in the past that as you exercise self control (similar to self regulation) you expend energy. And you have a LIMITED supply of power that for the most part regenerates at the beginning of each day and to a lesser degree, often after meals or snacks.
Exercising self control is rewarding as it (you) is what will determine whether you lose weight or not. It (you) determines your income. It determines everything you do that you have control over.
What I have not shared with you before is that in any moment of the day you can easily trip a circuit breaker in the brain by tapping more self regulation units than can be used in one moment. That means that if there are enough other people in the room breaking their diet with food that you like and you are receiving encouragement to go for it and there are images of attractive people eating that specific food, nearby you may not have developed the capacity to handle that level of power needed to ward off all of the desires and influences of the moment. You break down and succumb.
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